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Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society

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Thanks to all who participated in
 The Siege of Boonesborough
September 27 & 28, 2014

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Siege Weekend also saw the conclusion of the 2014 Raffle.

The winner of the 2014 raffle items was Michael Thompson of Lexington, KY. Thompson bought his ticket at the 2014 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival in Winchester, KY. The winning ticket was sold by foundation member Randy Whisman.

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Spring Trade Days - Memorial Day Weekend 2014

Women on the Frontier 2014
To Clothe A Family

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Participants at the 10th Annual Women on the Frontier learned about flax preparation from living historian Rod Smothers. When settlers first came to the fort in 1775 clothing a family was a difficult chore. Spinning and weaving were common household skills, but before that could begin the raw materials had to be prepared. Click here for photos!

Eva Lail tells her story at Fort Boonesborough

Life was hard for settlers on the frontier and stories abound about their life and death struggles. One such tale is the story of Eva Lail. She was a young women who settled with her family at Hinkston’s Station in the 1780’s. The fort was later renamed Ruddle’s Station and was attacked by Indians and British under the Command of Capt. Henry Byrd. Although the Indians wished to destroy the fort and it’s inhabitants Byrd stepped in and promised the prisoners safe passage to Detroit. Eva Lail and her brothers were part of that enforced march.

Bonnie Hunter Strassel is a storyteller from Owen County Kentucky. She learned of the story of Eva Lail from a friend in her area who had done research on her family genealogy. Strassell embraced the story and made it her own. She gave a stirring performance as Eva

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from the time she was a young girl during the Revolutionary War in Kentucky, through her captivity, her return to Kentucky, her marriage and on through the years when Kentucky and the nation entered it’s second conflict with Great Britain  known as the War of 1812. Photos and Video click here!

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This performance was originally scheduled as one of the February Fireside Chats hosted by The Fort Boonesborough Foundation and was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The original Fort Boonesborough was built by Daniel Boone and his men in 1775

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